A second-half penalty earned Enfield Town a 1-1 draw away at Walthamstow in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Charncey Dash bundled home a rebound in the first-half to give the hosts the advantage at the break, only for Ryan Blackman to convert a penalty with 15 minutes remaining to see the game finish level.

The hosts, who are managed by former Town player Max Mitchell, were preparing for the start of their season which began last night with an FA Cup clash with London Lions. They got off to a brighter start, with Town struggling to match their impressive displays from recent pre-season games including the 3-1 win over Greys Athletic and the 1-1 draw with Royston.

Plenty of high pressing saw Walthamstow put Town on the back foot, only for the visitors to soak up the pressure, with Nathan McDonald a relieved man in the visitors' net. George Lutaaya's shot failed to trouble the keeper, while Michael Toner failed to keep his shot on target.

Having weathered the early storm, it was time for Town to enjoy some more possession in some dangerous positions. However they unable to break down the home side's sturdy defence and struggled to create anything that would threaten Charlie Mann.

Then, with 26 minutes played, Walthamstow punished Enfield's profligate attacking with the opening goal of the match.

A trialist's shot rebounded back off the foot of the upright, but Dash was on hand to turn it into McDonald's net to make it 1-0 to Walthamstow.

It would stay that way until the second-half with the flow of the game very much that of a friendly.

A trialist looked to have equalised early after the restart with a header, only to be denied by the assistant referee's flag. However, the leveller came with 15 minutes remaining, with Blackman converting from the spot after a handball by a Walthamstow player in the box.